I know Cobber had a real problem with focusing on whatever we were supposed to be working on in the last dog club puppy class. At Petco, where we're inside with few distractions and just one other puppy, he does pretty well. Outside at a farm in this huge open-sided pavilion with 9 other pups and their families and distractions in every direction as far as the eye can see, it's really really hard to focus. Thus all the "terrier" remarks last week.
So tomorrow, Cobber's going to puppy daycare (he doesn't usually go on Wednesdays, he's usually home with me) so he can get thoroughly worn out, and I'm asking they not feed him his lunch either. I want a tired, hungry puppy tomorrow night. I have cut up hot dogs and cheese sticks, and I'm so hoping we accomplish some things as a result of all this
I was also expecting more puppy socialization than what is allowed at our class. We did get to walk our puppies around to smell the blankets/mats of all the other pups, and the instructor assured us that doing that is very much socializing them, but no actual meeting/interacting. We're also under orders that each puppy is not allowed to meet another puppy without that puppy's owner's permission, so things are pretty strict. I had heard about things like "pass the puppy" in class and thought that's more what we'd be doing (the socializing part), but it doesn't seem like we're going to do anything beyond lots of actual obedience training. Not that Cobber doesn't need obedience training, because he does! He doesn't do well at all with "leave it" "give/drop" or LAT, among other things.
Anyway, just comiserating with you. If you do keep going, I hope it works out!